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The digital economy offers "phenomenal" opportunities
17 Nov 2016
The digital economy offers phenomenal opportunities to engage more individuals and small businesses in the global economy, but it also risks opening up new divides and inequalities unless infrastructure issues are addressed, UNCTAD Secretary-General, Mukhisa Kituyi said.
COP22: Geneva-based agencies highlight important role of trade in addressing climate change
12 Nov 2016
Trade has an important role to play in addressing climate change and helping countries meet their commitments to the Paris Agreement, which entered into force on 4 November. This was the main message by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) at an event today (12 November) at United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP22).
Policy makers should use trade in the fight against climate change
10 Nov 2016
National governments should take a closer look at the ways in which trade can help spread the use of green technologies and therefore to tackle climate change, UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi said on Thursday.
Freight transport growing fast, but needs more climate efficiency
2 Nov 2016
Trade-related freight transport is expected to grow by a factor of 4.3 between 2010 and 2050, but addressing climate change requires that it become more energy efficient, an UNCTAD official said, outlining a series of solutions ahead of an UNCTAD meeting at COP 22 on freight efficiency.
Global economy needs policy overhaul to move beyond sixth straight year of sluggish growth
21 Sep 2016
Getting the world economy back on track requires that global leaders use bolder macroeconomic policies, strengthened regulation of finance and active industrial policies, says UNCTAD Trade and Development Report.
Egypt tackling bottlenecks to growth of electronic payments
14 Apr 2016
Egypt is making headway in growing the rate of credit and debit card penetration and galvanizing mobile payments for e-commerce, but bottlenecks remain. Addressing these bottlenecks was the focus of a recent UNCTAD/World Bank fact-finding mission to assess the status of payments for e-commerce in the country.